Animal Poems

Animal Poems

Animals Poems - Nature's Wild Beauty

The animal kingdom is filled with almost an infinite variety of creatures. Scientists discover new species and subspecies every year. Each one is a wonder unto itself and one could labor for years to uncover its secrets. It is an unfortunate fact that the closest that most of us get to wildlife is through bars at the zoo. Our urban lifestyle has the effect of cutting us off from the glorious world of the animal kingdom. Every animal has a lesson to teach us that we are not hearing. We may think that we have evolved away from contact with animal kingdom, the question is, at what cost?

21 Poems about the Beauty of Animals

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  1. 1. The Eagle

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    He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
    Close to the sun in lonely lands,
    Ringed with the azure world, he stands.

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    This poem touched my heart as no other poem has. I love nature and most poems don't interest me. When I can, I am outside in nature and when I have to go inside, I fall just like the Eagle at...

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  3. 2. The Tyger

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    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
    In the forests of the night,
    What immortal hand or eye
    Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

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  5. 3. A Minor Bird

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    I have wished a bird would fly away,
    And not sing by my house all day;

    Have clapped my hands at him from the door

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    I laughed at this poem. I have felt the same way at times. I live in the country, and there is nothing more peaceful than listening to God's natural sounds of nature, but it’s just like any...

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  6. 4. A Bird Came Down The Walk

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    A bird came down the walk:
    He did not know I saw;
    He bit an angle-worm in halves
    And ate the fellow, raw.

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    I take walks daily with my dog to visit and hang out with friends. Fall is the prettiest show-off with her colorful jewels! The birds and squirrels play hide and seek within and keep me...

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  7. 5. A Narrow Fellow In The Grass

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    A narrow fellow in the grass
    Occasionally rides;
    You may have met him,--did you not,
    His notice sudden is.

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  8. 6. The Fish

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    I caught a tremendous fish
    and held him beside the boat
    half out of water, with my hook
    fast in a corner of his mouth.

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  9. 7. Whales: An Innocent Death

    • By Chelsie Woodhead
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2008 with permission of the Author.

    As the gentle giants swim through the sea,
    Not expecting a thing,
    A sharp metal object is heading their way,
    And they feel a sharp sting.

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    It was a heartfelt poem. I was really touched by it. I definitely agree that whaling should stop. Whales are my favorite animals.

  10. 8. Cry Of Wolves

    • By Shelagh Bullman
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2011 with permission of the Author.

    Rulers of the night, the wilderness is your home,
    Man in his ignorance won't leave you alone,
    Strong together you hunt for survival,
    Man and his gun your only rival.

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    Wolves. Such beautiful creatures you are, and yet, man is out to destroy you. What did you ever do wrong? This was your land for generations. Now it is filled with dim echoes of the forest it...

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  11. 9. Wild Horses

    • By Shelagh Bullman
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2010 with permission of the Author.

    Thunder of hooves across the land,
    A gallant proud stallion is leading his band,
    With grace and beauty they gallop and run,
    Enjoying the freedom and warmth of the sun.

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    Incredible! This poem is so good, one in a thousand horse poems!

  12. 10. The Little Painted Turtle

    • By Susan Vidd
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 16, 2024 with permission of the Author.

    It was merely happenstance
    As I walked about my home
    To note the movement in the grass
    Of a creature with a dome.

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  13. 11. An Unmarked Grave

    • By Isaac R. Brunacci
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2020 with permission of the Author.

    The Nightingale sang her song
    For all the world to hear.
    She sang it loud, she sang it true
    To all that had an ear.

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    This is touching and well spiced with rhetorical devices.

  14. 12. Ode To A Zebra

    • By Robynne Meulemans
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2017 with permission of the Author.

    I'm a stunning display of black and white,
    Contrasting stripes to captivate sight.

    My mane stands up straight and proud.

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  15. 13. Wild Horse Survival

    • By Trish Beckwith
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2007 with permission of the Author.

    Aloft the wind
    I ride the night sky
    I see the world through a much different eye

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    There is a very powerful message in this poem! Horses are a wonderful creature...very elegant, graceful, charming, and spirited! My family had three Appaloosas we use to board on Cooke's...

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  16. 14. A Butterfly Life

    • By Sarah Zylstra
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2014 with permission of the Author.

    As the caterpillar sleeps inside its cocoon
    Like a baby wrapped in her blanket
    She waits and waits until she blooms
    Into a beautiful new life

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    This poem caught my attention at the very last moment and I had given it to my 10 yr old daughter for memorizing within an hour for her elocution contest and to my surprise she was selected...

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  17. 15. Animal

    • By Kori Stricker
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2008 with permission of the Author.

    I was born one day to the sunny sky;
    The light was quite a surprise.
    My mother fed me and kept me warm,
    While I was small in size.

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    It proves animals have feelings too. They are the same as humans.

  18. 16. The Hunter

    It's evening now the sun is down
    And it's time for the hunt to begin
    Out of my cave off I go with a grisly frown
    To take my place as creatures of night, yet once again

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  19. 17. Food

    • By Ted L Glines
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2008 with permission of the Author.

    Crouched in grasses - sun is sinking
    food will come for evening drinking
    silent - still - panting - thinking,
    resting in the heat of sun.

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  20. 18. The Struggling Swallow

    • By Susan Vidd
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 8, 2024 with permission of the Author.

    Under a dock over the sea
    Nestled between a lake of debris,
    The young swallow spreads out its coat
    In desperation to stay afloat.

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  21. 19. The Humblebee

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    Burly dozing humblebee!
    Where thou art is clime for me.
    Let them sail for Porto Rique,
    Far-off heats through seas to seek,

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    This poem really touched me. Fantastic work, truly beautiful.

  22. 20. Waterfall

    • By Mary Green
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 1, 2023 with permission of the Author.

    No shell or mermaid here
    at Angel Falls.
    No sandy castle, flag,
    no lobster, crab,

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    Well whatever it is, I really like it. I've just been reading your bio. Wow! Very impressive. I'll go and visit your website next! I'm afraid I haven't got round to a website yet... Just...

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